04/11/2020 - 04/12/2020
The Idea: The Appalachian Journey comes from a fundamental wish to share our favorite riding experiences with our friends and with the world. Floyd County has tremendous dirt, primitive, and gravel road resources to allow riders to challenge themselves as much as they like. Floyd County; known as the "Center of the Universe," has a special vibe which we know will foster a unique cycling experience for all of us the weekend of The Journey. Partner format means riders must work together and be #BetterTogether to complete their ride and have The Journey of a lifetime.
The Journey is distances: 35, 65, and 110 miles with each featuring around 100 feet/mile of elevation. Both the longer distances will have two "long" climbs with most of the elevation coming in small ascents.
Each distance will have fully supported aid stations and medical along the route. We don't want a bonk or a bruise to get in the way of your Journey.
The Scene: Our race HQ for the weekend will be Chantilly Farm. Free camping is available with fresh water, bathrooms, showers and all the fixings of a great weekend (RV Hookups available). There are many Air BNB or traditional lodging options very close to the venue as well. We will host packet pickup Friday night the 10th at the world famous Floyd Co Jamboree where you'll be treated to a special Bluegrass experience.
We promise a tremendous weekend of Appalachian hospitality and culture paired up with some of the best riding riders will do all year.
BOOK YOUR SHIPMENT
Cardinal Bicycle will be our chosen ship-to location. Their address and recommended delivery dates are shown on the order form below.
Please arrange bike building and transport to the venue directly with Cardinal Bicycle.
You do not have to ship your bike to our suggested location on our suggested dates; you may ship instead to your hotel, a friend's house, a partner carrier holding location or another local bike shop. You may also manually enter different ship dates to better suit your itinerary. You are responsible for getting your bike to/from these locations and assembling and disassembling it or getting help from a local shop. Please note that if you ship your bike to yourself in care of any partner carrier location, you will have to present an ID when picking it up there.
You can pack your bike yourself or hire a shop from our bike shop finder to pack your bike for you.If you need a box or case, check out our store. We’ll pick up your packed bike up from your house or your local bike shop,or you can drop it off at one of our partner carrier locations.